Add 3D and exotic colour to old chairs. Paint the chair back and legs magenta, then highlight the seat edge and struts with a hot orange gloss. Choose a bright for the seat cover like the multi weave stripe fabric (£14 per metre at John Lewis) and tack with oversized upholstery studs. Finish by hanging a bright faux-flower and tassel corsage on the chair back.
Photo by Shabby Chic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shabby_chic/2734125400/ -- This photo truly depicts how intense, stimulating, and addictive the energy is of the color blend of vivid oranges and pinks. Orange reflects extraordinary warmth and high energy while pink evokes sugary sweetness and wanton fantasy, and when both colors are deeply saturated and glowing, the combination of their effects and associations is a welcoming, over-the-top, sensation.